[Original in German]

There is always a cause for gratitude

On the way home from a Wednesday evening testimony meeting I thought back on the inspiring testimonies and quietly gave thanks for the glorious proofs of God's power and love expressed in them. I myself had not spoken that evening. Everything was going well for me; there were no problems in regard to health or human relationships. So what could I have said, what could I have given special thanks for?

Wait—I wasn't satisfied with this excuse. I pursued the point until I could see that it was simply impossible for me to be without a cause for gratitude, even for a day. Right when everything is going smoothly we can be thankful that mishaps have never happened—in the allness of God, they are unreal and untrue.

The same old me?
January 2, 1978

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